Dani enjoys the challenge of taking seemingly complex content and helping people understand it in a way that feels empowering and applicable. Through co-teaching at the graduate level for the past two years, Dani has seen the ways that direct, non-judgmental engagement has the potential to invite others to become more mindful of the ways they are living their lives, consider their personal values, make shifts, and thrive.
As a graduate counseling student Dani has come to understand Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in a holistic and life changing way, and is excited for the opportunity to be at NWAI to continue honing their knowledge of evidenced based practices and treatment. They believe that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), when taught and uniquely applied in a person-centered way, can have life enhancing impacts.
Before it shut down, Dani enjoyed playing indoor soccer on a weekly basis, and looks forward to when that community is able to get back together and play again. They have traveled to Thailand a number of times and if they had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of their lives it would be Thai food, hands down. On the weekends Dani spends time taking care of baby goats; a newfound love. Anna and Hazel are their first two goats, and they hope to continue to grow their herd.
There exists a whole wide-open world in which there are people who are willing and wanting to receive you as your fully authentic self…don’t let fear win.”